GARY LEE CONNER of the SCREAMING TREES – Interview
Mar16

GARY LEE CONNER of the SCREAMING TREES – Interview

We’re incredibly honoured and proud to have an interview with GARY LEE CONNER of the SCREAMING TREES! The Screaming Trees are legendary. If you had to name all the great bands of 90s era rock the Screaming Trees would be firmly placed alongside Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, Janes Addiction, Sound Garden, Alice In Chains, The Melvins, Mudhoney, Stone Temple Pilots and Sonic Youth....

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VIC GALLOWAY of 6MUSIC & BBC SCOTLAND – Song For Ewe
Mar15

VIC GALLOWAY of 6MUSIC & BBC SCOTLAND – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with VIC GALLOWAY of 6MUSIC & BBC SCOTLAND “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today it’s the turn of a BBC presenter, author, journalist and musician. This guy’s Scot talent all round. He has a regular BBC Scotland show playing music by superunknown but supercool new acts, plus some of my all time indie heroes. His own...

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LESLEY RANKINE of SILVERFISH & RUBY – Song For Ewe
Mar11

LESLEY RANKINE of SILVERFISH & RUBY – Song For Ewe

“SONG FOR EWE” with LESLEY RANKINE of SILVERFISH & RUBY “SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today it’s the turn of someone who is uncompromisingly brilliant, a legend both in Camden and the Caledonian borders. Her band Silverfish were seriously shouty but didn’t take themselves too seriously, self-effacingly titling their album...

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REVIEW – BIRMINGHAM’S BRUMSUNG HEROES
Mar11

REVIEW – BIRMINGHAM’S BRUMSUNG HEROES

BRUMSUNG HEROES.. A shout out to the unsung heroes that go about making Birmingham a brighter place.. by VELVET SHEEP’S THOMAS “T-BIRD” JONES BEN DRUMMOND.. You’re in Birmingham and you wanna hear some Sixties Freak Outs and Seventies Fuzz Classics. See my main man Ben Drummond at one of his classic nights. Choose either Wax Truths or glide along to The International Submarine Club. You won’t be...

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THE JESUS LIZARD’s DUANE DENISON – Sheep Dip Tip
Mar10

THE JESUS LIZARD’s DUANE DENISON – Sheep Dip Tip

SHEEP DIP TIP with DUANE DENISON of THE JESUS LIZARD “SHEEP DIP TIP” is a feature where Velvet Sheep icons pass on their top tips for future heroes. Today’s tipster is a man who is not only my guitar hero, but the first person to appear on the re-invigorated, re-configured Velvet Sheep fanzine. His metallic buzzsaw guitar would scythe over the low-slung taut-skinned rhythm section of Touch & Go’s...

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